In partnership with the Science Media Centre, NPM recently hosted another successful media workshop bringing established and emerging Māori researchers together from around the country, to help nurture and further develop their skills, in preparation for future media interest in their work.
Activities over the two days included workshops on how to best manage media interest, highlight your research and pitch your ideas - as well as a visit to TVNZ's Auckland studios to meet and talk with Māori media.
The Te Hononga (The Connection): Indigenous Business Research Symposium is being held in Rotorua at Tangatarua Marae, on Monday 8th October and is focused on bringing together Indigenous researchers with business and entreprenuers for the benefit of Indigenous peoples. There will be three panel sessions throughout the day.
On 13 February t2018, Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) together with the Royal Society Te Apārangi commenced the Te Takarangi project celebrating 150 Māori non-fiction publications over almost 200 years.
This date was chosen as it marked a year since the first formal meeting between the leaders of NPM and Te Apārangi Council at Waipapa Marae, with the shared aim of strengthening the intent of Te Apārangi to connect more with Māori researchers and Māori communities.
The Ako Aotearoa national tertiary teaching excellence awards were held at Parliament 10 September 2018, and two NPM researchers were recognised and honoured, together with other teaching practitioners from around the country.
Professor Michelle Thompson-Fawcett from the Department of Geography at the University of Otago and Associate Professor Mānuka Hēnare from the University of Auckland Business School both received sustained excellence awards in the kaupapa Māori category.
NPM recently acknowledged a decision of the High Court to overturn an application to mine iron sands from the South Taranaki seabed.
NPM researchers worked closely with one of the iwi opposed to this mining, Ngā Rauru, including as part of a NPM funded research project in 2014 Māori Engagement in New Zealand’s Extractive Industry: Innovative Legal Solutions.
The NPM conference this year includes a new Indigenous Arts and Performance theme Ka Haka II, led by one of our research partners Auckland University of Technology (AUT).
AUT is our host venue for IIRC18 pre-conference workshops being held on Monday 12 November and features the Ka Haka II launch that evening which will be filled with a range of diverse and contemporary performances.
There will also be Ka Haka elements, presentations and lunchtime performances throughout the conference week.
The theme for this years 8th Biennial International Indigenous Research Conference (IIRC18) is “Indigenous Futures”, and in 2018 keynotes are being delivered by Dr Chelsea Bond (Munanjahli and South Sea Islander woman), Dr Marie Delorme (Métis, Canada), Professor Charles Menzies (First Nations, Canada, Member of Gitxaala Nation), 'Aulani Wilhelm (Hawaiian), Professor Poia Rewi (Tūhoe, Ngāti Manawa, Te Arawa) and Ka Haka II special guest keynote Maree Sheehan (Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Waikato).